Burstall Pass Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Burstall Pass Trail is a 16.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kovach, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
16.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
783 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 day ago

7 days ago

Hiking trail doubles as a biking trail for the first while, so its nice and wide. You'll get your feet wet trekking across the first valley, very refreshing on the way back down. Bring some flip flops! First climb opens to another valley with great views. Last ascent is tougher than the first with little tree coverage. Overall a great trail!

hiking
9 days ago

15 days ago

Fun hike, lots of variety. Terrain was not super challenging but not too easy either. There was no snow blocking the trail on the final assent to the top and the view up there was awesome.

17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful hike with my 7 year old through woods, with wild flowers, birds and stunning scenery. Crossing the creeks upstream of the lakes took a bit of figuring out and one Crossing needed us to paddle through. Made it to the high meadow before the final assent. Other hikers reported snow pack and icy conditions just below the pass.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked June 14, 2017. Constant variation in both incredible views as well as terrain. Snow and mud sections along most of the trail, most are quite easy to get around. The open Burstall Creek area section is somewhat challenging and time consuming as you navigate stream after stream, especially right before landing on the west side before the ascend. We only managed to hike a few hundred meters up the ascend before the snow was too deep for us to continue. We got rained on on the return, however it was well worth it due to the beautiful clouds moving around the mountains. Lots of parking, bathrooms and garbage disposal are in the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked in late September. It got a little muddy at parts, but overall spectacular views and a great mix of terrain.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked in early September. Leaves were starting to turn, which lent a beautiful scent to the experience. This late in the season, the alluvial plain was relatively easy to traverse, though it was snowing at the end of the trail. Low traffic. All in, a beautiful hike

hiking
9 months ago

So wonderful. Followed a moose and her calf part of the way in the morning. Hiked it Canada day long weekend and the trail was really really busy so we started pretty early. Easy with a little incline right at the top but very rewarding the whole way. Had a pretty amazing view for lunch

10 months ago

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hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nice hike...great views

hiking
Monday, October 20, 2014

A good relaxed stroll, which for the most part doesn't involve hiking up. I was expecting to see these lakes that show on the terrain map, but you barely see them. It doesn't take away the beauty of the surrounding, as usual for this part of the country. I recommend, if you are driving from the East (Calgary), take highway 40, then the Smith Dorrien Trail from the Kananaskis lakes, a much shorter route than driving from Canmore!

hiking
Monday, September 16, 2013

great hike. one of my favorite. trail can get really busy so if you want to avoid that start early. Creek is not very high in the falls you can jump across them.